Detailed finite element analysis of composite beam under cyclic loads

Takuzo Yamashita, Makoto Ohsaki, Masayuki Kohiyama, Tomoshi Miyamura, Jingyao Zhang, Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Modeling and numerical simulation techniques for performing a detailed finite element analysis of a composite beam are presented. The finite element analysis is performed using E-Simulator, which is under development at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center (E-Defense) of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED). A piecewise linear isotropic-kinematic hardening law is used for the steel material, and heuristic and implicit rules are incorporated to simulate its complex cyclic elastoplastic behavior. The extended Drucker-Prager model is used for the concrete material. The steel beam, steel column and reinforced concrete slab are discretized into solid elements. The wire mesh consisting of steel bars in the slab is also modeled using solid elements and rigid beams are used for the stud bolts. Detailed analyses are carried out for both a steel beam and a composite beam subjected to static cyclic loading. Good agreement is found with experimental results such as strength degradation due to local buckling of the flange, and asymmetric behaviors resulting from contact between the slab and the column.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1481-1490
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number704
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1


  • Composite beam
  • Cyclic load
  • Elastoplastic response
  • Finite element analysis
  • Solid element
  • Steel frame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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